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BaB
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« on: December 16, 2010, 01:16:55 PM »

I had started a post under "Comb", but after reading many post on what I wanted to do I changed my mind and tried to copy a couple other post on making a Kenyan Top Bar Hive Feeder. I used 1 inch cedar 3 3/4 inches wide and 17 1/4 long to fit my hive then I used the same material only 3 1/2 wide for the sides and bottom, I cut them at 22 1/2 miter to fit my hive, glued with Titty bond 3 and screwed all the boards together, Then I took Plexiglas and cut it to match my frame and one side I cut a slot 5 inches wide and 1/2 inch deep at the center top, after a couple tries I used the correct material, liquid nails, clear and glued the Plexi to the frame. I finished it off by melting some paraffin wax and pouring it inside turning the feeder in different directions so all the edges got covered and sealed. I took some of my bottom screen #8 wire and cut it so it would go to the bottom of the feeder and hang out the slot I cut this way the girls have a ladder to climb on. The picture on on my Photobucket -> http://s1090.photobucket.com/albums/i373/MRTMEA
It will hold 1 gallon of sugar water
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2010, 01:50:48 PM »

Nice job hope it serves you well
I started feeding mine  days ago
I was out watching them today
they are happy happy the hive is
alive like it was April
I don't know what they are getting
but they are coming in with white
Pollen bags Full, hope the feed
has gotten them building comb
this is a small KTBH with only a
pound or so Bees ,The way it looks
These girls maybe a full hive by spring.
I need to give them some Patties

Tommyt
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2011, 12:26:38 AM »

Very cool.
My only question would be... how do you clean it out between feeding times?
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2011, 05:21:42 PM »

What type of wood did you use for that hive?   Kinda looks like cedar.  Looks good.
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« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2011, 09:29:03 AM »

To quote BaB:

"I used 1 inch cedar 3 3/4 inches wide and 17 1/4 long to fit my hive then I used the same material only 3 1/2 wide for the sides and bottom, I cut them at 22 1/2 miter to fit my hive, glued with Titty bond 3 and screwed all the boards together"
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 09:11:03 PM »

Really nice setup !
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